Written by Nana OwusuAgyemang
Willimantic, Conn. - The Performing Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University will hold a Concert Band performance on April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Shafer Auditorium. The public is invited. Admission is free. Shafer Auditorium is in Shafer Hall, located at Valley and High Streets in Willimantic.
Kathryn Niemasik, part-time professor of music, will conduct the ensemble, which will play music she describes as both "exciting and expressive." "Ignition," a powerfully energetic opener composed by conductor Todd Stalter, will open the night.
Niemasik's favorite, "El Camino Real," is an expansive composition by Alfred Reed that is both exciting and beautifully tender. It is based on the music of two Spanish dance forms -- the jota and fandango. Selections from "Les Miserables"-- featuring some of the best-known songs from the musical, including "At the End of the Day;" "I Dreamed a Dream;" "On My Own" and others -- will also be performed that night.
"This is an extremely ambitious selection of music to be performed by the Eastern Concert Band," says Niemasik, and the audience should expect and exciting repertoire.
For more information on the performance, contact Kathryn Niemasik at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 465-5193.